But what if an epidemic
does break out in Lancaster County? Are we prepared to deal with
Supports a public
health department in Lancaster County "for its role in coordinating and
integrating services that otherwise are uncoordinated and
Lancaster County has almost
500,000 people and no county health department...
Some attendees this
morning lauded the coordination a local health department could
We feel that
at this point we have strong community support to move this to a new level
and to continue our exploration...
We urge the board of
commissioners to take seriously their responsibility to protect the health
of county residents and to pass a resolution to authorize the creation of
a local public health department...
Over the past five years,
a group of concerned residents has considered the question, Does Lancaster
County need a local public health department?...
Nor has the horror of
realizing how poorly prepared Lancaster was to deal with a public health
Also Tuesday, council voted
unanimously to support an initiative to establish a Lancaster county Board